List of Melbourne tram routes

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Tram stop sign outside Flinders Street railway station in July 2017.

This is a list of tram routes on the tram network in Melbourne, Australia, operated by Yarra Trams.

Current routes[edit]

Services that deviate from the regular routes below (by diversion or early-termination) are suffixed with the letter 'a', while services diverting to and/or terminating at the depot are suffixed with 'd'.

Terminus A via Terminus B Full length Depot Fleet
1 East Coburg Brunswick East – Carlton – CitySouth Melbourne South Melbourne Beach 13.2 km (8.2 mi) Brunswick B2, Z3
3
3a
Melbourne University City – BalaclavaCaulfield North (weekdays)
City – St Kilda – Balaclava – Caulfield North (weekends)
East Malvern 14.9 km (9.3 mi)
16.3 km (10.1 mi)
Glenhuntly B2, A1, Z3
5
5a
Melbourne University
Orrong & Dandenong Rds[a]
City – Windsor – Armadale
Malvern 12.6 km (7.8 mi)
3.5 km (2.2 mi)
Malvern D1, Z3
6 Moreland Brunswick East – Carlton – City – Prahran – Armadale – Malvern Glen Iris 19.0 km (11.8 mi) Brunswick & Malvern D1, D2, B2, Z3
11 West Preston ThornburyNorthcoteFitzroy – City Victoria Harbour Docklands 13.3 km (8.3 mi) Preston B2, E
12 Victoria Gardens Richmond – East Melbourne – City – South Melbourne – Middle Park St Kilda 11.3 km (7.0 mi) Southbank A1, A2
16 Melbourne University City – St Kilda – Balaclava – Caulfield North – Malvern – Hawthorn Kew 20.2 km (12.6 mi) Malvern D1, Z3
19[b] North Coburg Brunswick – Parkville Flinders Street Station 10.2 km (6.3 mi) Brunswick D2, B2
30[c] St Vincent's Plaza City Etihad Stadium Docklands 2.9 km (1.8 mi) Southbank A1, A2
35[d] Waterfront City Docklands City Waterfront City Docklands 7.6 km (4.7 mi) Southbank W
48 North Balwyn Kew – Richmond – East Melbourne – City Victoria Harbour Docklands 13.5 km (8.4 mi) Kew C1, A2
57 West Maribyrnong Ascot ValeFlemingtonNorth Melbourne Flinders Street Station 11.6 km (7.2 mi) Essendon Z3
58 West Coburg Brunswick West – Parkville – City – SouthbankSouth Yarra Toorak 18.2 km (11.3 mi) Essendon & Malvern D1, B2, Z3
59 Airport West EssendonMoonee PondsTravancore – Parkville Flinders Street Station 14.7 km (9.1 mi) Essendon B2
64 Melbourne University City – Windsor – Armadale – Caulfield East Brighton 16.1 km (10.0 mi) Glenhuntly B2, A1, Z3
67[b] Melbourne University City – Balaclava – ElwoodElsternwick – Caulfield – Glen Huntly Carnegie 12.7 km (7.9 mi) Glenhuntly B2, A1, Z3
70 Wattle Park, Surrey Hills Camberwell – Hawthorn – Richmond – City Waterfront City Docklands 16.5 km (10.3 mi) Camberwell A2, B2
72 Melbourne University City – Prahran – ToorakGlen IrisCamberwell Camberwell 16.8 km (10.4 mi) Malvern D1, Z3
75[b] Vermont South Shopping Centre Burwood – Camberwell – Hawthorn – Richmond – City Etihad Stadium Docklands 22.8 km (14.2 mi) Camberwell A2, B2
78 North Richmond South Yarra – Prahran – Windsor Balaclava 6.5 km (4.0 mi) Kew A2
82 Footscray Maribyrnong – Ascot Vale Moonee Ponds 9.2 km (5.7 mi) Essendon Z3
86[b] Bundoora RMIT Preston – Thornbury – Northcote – City Waterfront City Docklands 22.2 km (13.8 mi) Preston B2, E
96[b] East Brunswick Carlton – City – South Melbourne – Albert Park – St Kilda St Kilda Beach 13.9 km (8.6 mi) Southbank E, C2
109[b] Box Hill BalwynKew – Richmond – East Melbourne – City Port Melbourne 19.2 km (11.9 mi) Kew A2, C1
  1. ^ Connects with route 64 services to and from Melbourne University.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Operates overnight on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
  3. ^ Operates on weekdays before 6:00 pm only, excluding public holidays.
  4. ^ City Circle service operates between 9:30 am and 6:00 pm (Sundays to Wednesdays) or 9:00 pm (Thursdays to Saturdays), excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Special event services[edit]

Between... ...and... For events at
3a St Kilda Junction Dandenong and Derby Roads, Caulfield East Caulfield Racecourse
30a Melbourne Central railway station Central Pier Docklands Stadium
57a Flinders Street railway station Sandown and Epsom Roads, Flemington Melbourne Showgrounds
59a Flinders Street railway station Moonee Ponds Junction Moonee Valley Racecourse
70a Rod Laver Arena Flinders Street West Rod Laver Arena
70a Melbourne Cricket Ground Flinders Street West Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Park Multi-Purpose Venue
70a Melbourne Rectangular Stadium Flinders Street West Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
75a Simpsons Street and Wellington Parade, East Melbourne Flinders Street West Melbourne Cricket Ground
75a Flinders Street railway station Harbour Town Shopping Centre Victoria Harbour
86a Russell & Bourke Streets, City Central Pier Docklands Stadium
86a Russell & Bourke Streets, City Harbour Town Shopping Centre Victoria Harbour

Discontinued Routes[edit]

This is the list of Melbourne tram routes that have been discontinued or replaced. Tram routes that ran short-workings or temporary routes are not included. Routes changed or removed due to the conversion of cable tram lines are also not included.

Terminus A Terminus B First service Last service Notes/Reason
4 Carnegie City (Swanston Street) 24 June 1934 31 October 1970 Replaced by route 67 following route number revision.[1]
4D East Malvern City (Swanston Street) 24 June 1934 31 October 1970 Replaced by route 3 following route number revision.[1]
7 Camberwell City (Swanston Street) 21 November 1929 31 October 1970 Replaced by route 72 following route number revision.[1]
8 Moreland Toorak 17 October 2004 30 April 2017 Merged into route 58. Change associated with the construction of Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel.[2]
9 Northcote City (Collins Street) 1 November 1970 14 March 1993 via Brunswick Street
10 West Preston South Melbourne and St Kilda Beach 25 June 1937 29 April 1995 Discontinued following elimination of shared depot routes.[1]
13 West Preston City (Spencer Street) August 1968 26 June 1989 via La Trobe Street; Discontinued following timetable change at East Preston Depot.
14 East Preston City (Spencer Street) 1 November 1970 26 June 1989 via La Trobe Street; Discontinued following timetable change at East Preston Depot.
15 Moreland St Kilda Beach 26 April 1936 1 April 1995 Split into routes 16 and 22 following elimination of shared depot routes.
22 Moreland Arts Centre 1 November 1970 16 October 2004 Merged into route 8 (see above).[3][4]
23 Mont Albert City (Spencer Street) 25 September 1972 7 September 2001 via La Trobe Street
24 North Balwyn City (Spencer Street) 25 September 1972 26 July 2014 via La Trobe Street; Discontinued based on the desire to end peak-hour only routes.
25 Moreland Domain Road 2 April 1995 6 October 2000 Extension of Route 22 that ran only during morning peaks.
27 Hawthorn City (Spencer Street) 6 June 1934 12 February 1965 Discontinued following when Route 74/75 diverted via Bridge Road to Flinders Street when Hawthorn Depot closed.[1]
31 St Vincent's Plaza Victoria Harbour 25 September 1972 26 July 2014 Discontinued following network-wide timetable revision.
32 Camberwell City (William Street) 25 September 1972 17 November 1986 Discontinued once through-routing on William Street routes ceased.
33 Domain Road City (William Street) 17 November 1986 1995 Peak hour variant that gradually fell out of use after the closure of South Melbourne Depot.
34 East Melbourne City (Spencer Street) 1995 19 September 2003 Route 30 became full-time
35 Malvern City (William Street) 25 September 1972 17 November 1986 Discontinued once through-routing on William Street routes ceased.
36 Glen Iris City (William Street) 25 September 1972 17 November 1986 Discontinued once through-routing on William Street routes ceased.
37 Carnegie City (William Street) 25 September 1972 17 November 1986 Discontinued once through-routing on William Street routes ceased.
38 Toorak City (William Street) 25 September 1972 17 November 1986 Discontinued once through-routing on William Street routes ceased.
42 Mont Albert City (Collins Street) 6 June 1934 18 December 1993 Merged with route 111 into route 109.
55 West Coburg Domain Interchange 30 April 1995 30 April 2017 Merged into route 58. Change associated with the construction of Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel.[2]
56 West Brunswick Domain Interchange 3 February 1946 29 April 1995 Discontinued to fix route number anomaly with route 55.
68 West Coburg City (Elizabeth Street) 1 November 1970 7 August 2005 Route 55 began seven-day operation.
69 Kew St Kilda Beach 24 June 1934 15 October 2004 Merged into route 16.[5][4]
74 Burwood City (Spencer Street) 9 December 1934 18 July 1978 Replaced by Route 75 following East Burwood extension.[1]
77 Prahran Batman Avenue 9 December 1934 1 November 1986 Discontinued due to low patronage/cost-saving.[1]
79 North Richmond St Kilda Beach 9 December 1934 26 July 2014 Route 78 became full-time.[6]
88 East Preston City (Bourke Street) 26 June 1955 17 May 1983 Replaced by route 86 following Bundoora extension.[1]
95 Exhibition Etihad Stadium 26 June 1955 26 July 2014 Discontinued based on the desire to end peak-hour only routes.
111 Exhibition Port Melbourne 20 November 1987 18 December 1993 Merged with route 111 into route 109.[1]
112 West Preston South Melbourne and St Kilda Beach April 2000 26 July 2014 Split into routes 11 and 12 following network-wide timetable revision.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Gunzel". www.classicaustraliantv.com. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Say hello to Route 58". Public Transport Victoria. Archived from the original on 30 April 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  3. ^ "From Toorak to Moreland on Route 8". Yarra Trams. 13 October 2004. Archived from the original on 16 March 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b "New improved routes for Melbourne's tram network". Yarra Trams. Archived from the original on 3 November 2004.
  5. ^ "Route 16 now goes further". Yarra Trams. 8 November 2004. Archived from the original on 16 March 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Capacity boost for tram passengers". Yarra Trams. 9 July 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.

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